C'mon now, you've done it.  You're probably going to do it again to, so be prepared with a good excuse!

Some days, the worlds just out to get you.  You oversleep, the car won't start, it's raining, there are accidents,   Auuuuugggghhhhhh!

At least that's a decent (set of) excuses!  I found a few more at yahoo.com today that I thought might help you out.  (If not today, then someday!)

Here are a few (genuine!) excuses from that article, plus a couple of my own:

*  Employee dropped her purse into a coin-operated newspaper box and couldn't retrieve it without change -- which was in the purse.

*  Employee's angry wife had frozen his truck keys in a glass of water in the freezer.

*  Employee's car was attacked by a bear. (Really!  The guy even had photos!!)

*  Employee's car wouldn't start because the device measuring blood-alcohol level showed he was intoxicated.

(That last guy HAD to have been from around here.)

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Those are pretty good but I've had some beauties myself!

I woke up once at 5 am (I was covering for Buzz Adams and The KLAQ Morning Show) to find that one of my animals had gotten loose.  I had to call the boss at the crack of dawn to say "Sorry boss, I'm going to be late ... I can't find my horse".  (His reply?  Then ride your f*** motorcycle.  He always was kinda grouchy in the mornings...)

Another time, I had stayed at a friends house in Anthony and a HUGE storm washed away the highway.  Being in a small car at the time, I couldn't leave.....  My (for some reason, these only happen to me when I have to be super early.) wake up call to him that day?  "Sorry boss, I'm going to be late. I can't find the road."  (I can't tell you how he responded to that one, there may be kids reading this.)

How about you guys?  Got any good ones?  Post 'em below or on The Q facebook page!